Professor of Business Administration, specialising in corporate governance and/or accounting

Updated: 4 months ago

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The position is in the area of corporate governance and accounting at the School of Business and Economics. This is an established field of research and education, including accounting, auditing, financial markets and institutions, risk management, board and ownership issues, regulations and standards, and the corporate information environment. The field includes a large number of courses at first-, second- and third-cycle levels. The research environment consists of around 15 researchers. Research and active participation in the further development of the research environment are prioritised.

Subject area for the position: Business Administration specialising in corporate governance and/or accounting.
Location: Kalmar or Växjö. Most of the work involved in the post is carried out at the placement location, but some duties may also be performed at the other location.
Scope of the position: 100%

Job description
The main duties are research and teaching at all levels within the subject area of corporate governance and accounting. The position includes developing the subject area, supervising doctoral students, leading research and research teams, applying for external funding, contributing towards the development of third-cycle education and actively helping to develop employees’ competence. The position also includes collaborating and actively working to develop the research environment’s contact with surrounding society. The job description requires a high level of attendance at the workplace.

A degree of doctor within business administration specialising in corporate governance, accounting or equivalent, and documented teaching expertise. Documented research expertise through independent research at a level that significantly exceeds the requirements for appointment as a docent.

The research expertise requirements also include documented skills in planning and managing research. This applies to both leading research work where other senior researchers are involved and supervising doctoral students.

Teaching expertise must also have been demonstrated at first-, second- and third-cycle levels. This involves planning, implementing and evaluating teaching, as well as supervision and examination.

Assessment criteria
The assessment will be based on the applicant’s research and teaching expertise in accordance with the qualifications described above.

Additional assessment criteria:

  • Documented breadth in relation to the research specialisation within the framework of the position’s subject area
  • A documented ability to obtain external funding
  • Swedish-language skills would be an advantage, but are not necessary
  • Documented good cooperation skills

Weighting of assessment criteria
When making the appointment, equal weight will be attached to research and teaching expertise. Active consideration will also be given to the additional assessment criteria. It is deemed to be particularly important that the applicant’s research should demonstrate breadth within the subject area.

Other information
The appointment is based at the Department of Accounting and Logistics. The starting date will be as agreed. We apply a six-month probationary period.

Contact persons:
Information is available from Head of Department Åsa Gustavsson, tel. +46 (0)470 708995 (, Dean Helén Anderson, tel. +46 (0)480 497111 ( or Docent Anna Stafsudd, tel. +46 (0)470 708097 ( For questions regarding the application procedure and appointment, please contact HR Partner Jesper Pettersson, tel. +46 (0)470 708374 (

Union representatives can be contacted via the University’s switchboard, tel. +46 (0)772 288000.

Last day to apply is 30th september 2019.

Linnaeus University has the ambition to utilize the qualities that an even gender distribution and diversity brings to the organization.

Please apply by clicking on the Apply button at the bottom of the ad. Your application should be designed according to the Template for application which can be found in the Guide to Appointment procedures under important documents below the ad. The credentials you invoke must be verified with certification and they must be attached digitally in your application. Other documents, including various types of scientific works, must be submitted digitally along with the application. The application and other documents to be marked with the reference number. All documents cited must be received by the University no later than 24.00 (Local time in Sweden) on the closing day.

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